History Videogame / FableI

29th Oct '17 12:58:24 PM intastiel
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* NoSympathy:
** The lack of sympathy shown to the Hero about his DoomedHometown and family: Maze teleports him out of Oakvale, away from the destruction of everything he's ever known. When the boy {{Stress Vomit}}s on the ground, Maze just says he thought he would have a stronger stomach and there is nothing to return to. In the morning, Whisper says he was talking in his sleep and must have had a nightmare, and she and the Guild Master chide him for not getting up earlier. The hero [[HeroicMime can't say]] "I'm sorry, I'm a small child who just saw my family, friends and neighbours slaughtered and my hometown destroyed", but no-one seems to give him any thought for it.
** In the expansion, Briar Rose is quite cavalier about telling the hero to go [[spoiler:steal his dead mother's soul]] to power the Bronze Gate.
21st Aug '17 12:41:27 AM socialist-cokehead
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* TheFairFolk: Albion's Nymphs are are malicious, childlike buggers with raspy voices and a penchant for human sacrifice.
* FinishHim:
** Jack of Blades orders you to do this to [[spoiler:Whisper]] in the Arena. You can refuse, although you forfeit a cash prize.

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* TheFairFolk: Albion's Nymphs are are malicious, childlike buggers with raspy voices and a penchant for human sacrifice.
* FinishHim:
FinishHim: ** Jack of Blades orders you to do this to [[spoiler:Whisper]] in the Arena. You can refuse, although you forfeit a cash prize.
21st Aug '17 12:40:28 AM socialist-cokehead
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* TheFairFolk: Albion's Nymphs are a nasty bunch of fairy-like creatures.

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* TheFairFolk: Albion's Nymphs are are malicious, childlike buggers with raspy voices and a nasty bunch of fairy-like creatures. penchant for human sacrifice.
21st Aug '17 12:38:28 AM socialist-cokehead
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* KillEnemiesToOpen: The Witchwood connection in the Cullis Gate PortalNetwork is a BrokenBridge that requires the Hero to destroy a wave of undead nearby, reactivating the Gate with their LifeEnergy.

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* KillEnemiesToOpen: The Witchwood Darkwood connection in the Cullis Gate PortalNetwork is a BrokenBridge that requires the Hero to destroy a wave of undead nearby, reactivating the Gate with their LifeEnergy.
1st May '17 9:00:42 PM intastiel
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* KillEnemiesToOpen: The Witchwood connection in the Cullis Gate PortalNetwork is a BrokenBridge that requires the Hero to destroy a wave of undead nearby, reactivating the Gate with their LifeEnergy.
24th Apr '17 10:45:31 PM Az_Tech341
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** Master weapons and plate armour can be bought(or stolen) before completing a single quest. The latter will never be replaced barring the expansion and the former will function well for most of the game.

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** Master weapons and plate armour can be bought(or stolen) bought or stolen before completing a single quest. The latter will never be replaced barring the expansion and the former will function well for most of the game.
24th Apr '17 7:32:37 PM PlasmaTalon
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* DifficultySpike: The Trader Escort quest is the first real challenge of the game. Being a far lengthier quest, with more powerful enemies, and an EscortMission on top of that.



** Master weapons and plate armour can be bought before completing a single quest. The latter will never be replaced barring the expansion and the former will function well for most of the game.

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** Master weapons and plate armour can be bought bought(or stolen) before completing a single quest. The latter will never be replaced barring the expansion and the former will function well for most of the game.
19th Apr '17 11:06:55 PM socialist-cokehead
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* TheFairFolk: Albion's Nymphs are a nasty bunch of fairy-like creatures.



* NPCRandomEncounterImmunity: Averted. {{Intrepid Merchant}}s travel the forest roads and are frequently beset by bandits and hostile wildlife. Lampshaded in an EscortMission when two traders argue over why they'd bother risking their lives on the trip instead of opening a shop in town.
17th Apr '17 11:05:57 PM Az_Tech341
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* EliteMooks: Minions and [[spoiler:Summoners]] show up later in the game and can handily outclass most people besides the Hero; the latter become [[spoiler:Jack of Blades']] preferred troops and the latter are {{Mini Boss}}es in their own right.

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* EliteMooks: Minions and [[spoiler:Summoners]] show up later in the game and can handily outclass most people besides the Hero; the latter former become [[spoiler:Jack of Blades']] preferred troops and the latter are {{Mini Boss}}es in their own right.



** After his defeat, Twinblade goes from telling the Hero to GetItOverWith to begging for his life. [[spoiler:Theresa]]'s comment about his loss are strictly neutral, but could be interpreted as this.

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** After his defeat, Twinblade goes from telling the Hero to GetItOverWith to begging for his life. [[spoiler:Theresa]]'s comment comments about his loss are strictly neutral, but could be interpreted as this.
17th Apr '17 2:52:45 PM intastiel
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* AnnoyingArrows: Averted and played straight. At the start of the game ranged weapons can be very painful, but they rapidly drop off when you get some health and armor.

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* AnnoyingArrows: Averted and played straight. Zig-zagged. At the start of the game ranged weapons can be very painful, painful for the Hero, but they rapidly drop off when you get he gets some health and armor.armor. Meanwhile, the Hero's own archery skills can become absolutely devastating with the right equipment and magical enhancements.



* BadassBookworm: Briar Rose.



* BigBad: [[spoiler: Jack of Blades]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Lady Grey]]
* BlackSwordsAreBetter: Obsidian weapons are some of the most powerful non-Legendaries; only Master weapons are more powerful.
** [[spoiler: Sword of Aeons]], although this one was averted by [[spoiler: The Avo's Tear]] in ''Fable: The Lost Chapters''.
* BlindSeer: [[spoiler:The Hero's sister grew up to become one.]]

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* BigBad: [[spoiler: Jack of Blades]].
* BitchInSheepsClothing: [[spoiler:Lady Grey]]
* BlackSwordsAreBetter:
BlackSwordsAreBetter:
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Obsidian weapons are some of the most powerful non-Legendaries; only Master weapons are more powerful.
** [[spoiler: The Sword of Aeons]], although this one was averted by [[spoiler: The Avo's Tear]] in ''Fable: The Lost Chapters''.
* BlindSeer: [[spoiler:The Hero's sister grew up to become one.]]
Aeons, [[spoiler:Jack of Blades' weapon]], has a black blade and is an ancient ArtifactOfDoom.



* BrokenBridge: Demon Doors, kind of. More directly, the Cullis Gates to the Witchwood, Hook Coast, and the Northern Wastes.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Maze]]
* BullyHunter: However, it's optional; your character can instead choose to be TheBully.
* ButThouMust: [[spoiler:Twinblade sends assassins after the Hero whether you kill him or not]].

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* BrokenBridge: BrokenBridge:
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Demon Doors, kind of. More directly, Doors only open when specific conditions are met. Some of these can be easily managed; others are plot-restricted.
** Unlike the rest of
the Cullis Gates Gate PortalNetwork, the gates to the Witchwood, Hook Coast, and the Northern Wastes.
* BrokenPedestal: [[spoiler:Maze]]
Wastes require special measures to activate and can't be used before the plot makes them available.
* BullyHunter: However, it's optional; your character can instead choose to be TheBully.
* ButThouMust: [[spoiler:Twinblade sends assassins after the
The Hero whether you kill him or not]].can serve this role in defense of several people or, if leaning towards Evil, can join the bullying instead.



* [[spoiler:DevilButNoGod]]: In an odd variation, [[spoiler:Jack of Blades is functionally the devil]] but according to the Oracle, neither Skorm nor Avo actually exist and their temples were simply built in area where magic tended towards evil and good respectively.
* DiscOneNuke: Master weapons and platemail can be bought before completing a single quest. The latter will never be replaced barring the expansion and the former will function well for most of the game.

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* [[spoiler:DevilButNoGod]]: DevilButNoGod: In an odd variation, [[spoiler:Jack [[spoiler:the HumanoidAbomination Jack of Blades Blades]] is functionally the devil]] but devil but, according to the Oracle, neither Skorm nor Avo actually exist and their temples were simply built in area where magic tended towards evil and good respectively.
* DiscOneNuke: DiscOneNuke:
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Master weapons and platemail plate armour can be bought before completing a single quest. The latter will never be replaced barring the expansion and the former will function well for most of the game.



** With a little luck, [[InfinityPlusOneSword Skorm's Bow]] the best possible ranged weapon in the game, can be gained before completing a single quest.

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** With a little luck, [[InfinityPlusOneSword Skorm's Bow]] Bow]], the best possible ranged weapon in the game, can be gained before completing a single quest.



* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Maze is TheDragon to Jack of Blades]].
* EliteMooks: Minions and [[spoiler:Summoners]].

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* TheDragon: [[spoiler:Maze is TheDragon to Jack of Blades]].
* EliteMooks: Minions and [[spoiler:Summoners]].[[spoiler:Summoners]] show up later in the game and can handily outclass most people besides the Hero; the latter become [[spoiler:Jack of Blades']] preferred troops and the latter are {{Mini Boss}}es in their own right.



* EyeScream: The protagonist's sister had her eyes sliced out during the bandit raid in the prologue when she refused to tell them anything about her brother.
* FinishHim: Jack of Blades orders you to do this to [[spoiler:Whisper]]. You can refuse, although you forfeit a cash prize.
** Also, Twinblade.

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* EyeScream: The protagonist's sister had has her eyes sliced out during the bandit raid in the prologue when she refused refuses to tell them anything about her brother.
* FinishHim: FinishHim:
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Jack of Blades orders you to do this to [[spoiler:Whisper]].[[spoiler:Whisper]] in the Arena. You can refuse, although you forfeit a cash prize.
** Also, Twinblade.After his defeat, Twinblade goes from telling the Hero to GetItOverWith to begging for his life. [[spoiler:Theresa]]'s comment about his loss are strictly neutral, but could be interpreted as this.



* HeroicAlbino: Choosing the good path for your character results in a very white, glowing hero.



* HoistByHisOwnPetard: [[spoiler:The Guildmaster for a Hero who kills him, in an odd way. In his youth, he was one of the Heroes who rebelled against the idea that heroes absolutely had to be good, arguing that heroes had to be free to make their own choices. (The ideology of choice is a big thing in Albion.) If your hero becomes an evil monster who turns on his mentor, it produces a certain {{irony}}. Combined with FridgeBrilliance, as the Guildmaster goes into a rant about the morality of your character's actions. One wonders if at any point the Guildmaster had a similar speech aimed at himself, being warned that destroying the laws governing a Hero's actions would create a force that would destroy him.]] Ultimately, this immorality in many Heroes leads to their destruction on the advent of readily available firearms when people don't need heroes any more and don't put up with their rampages.

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* HoistByHisOwnPetard: HoistByHisOwnPetard:
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[[spoiler:The Guildmaster for a Hero who kills him, in an odd way. In his youth, he was one of the Heroes who rebelled against the idea that heroes absolutely had to be good, arguing that heroes had to be free to make their own choices. (The ideology of choice is a big thing in Albion.) If your hero becomes an evil monster who turns on his mentor, it produces a certain {{irony}}. Combined with FridgeBrilliance, as the Guildmaster goes into a rant about the morality of your character's actions. One wonders if at any point the Guildmaster had a similar speech aimed at himself, being warned that destroying the laws governing a Hero's actions would create a force that would destroy him.]] Ultimately, this immorality in many Heroes leads to their destruction on the advent of readily available firearms when people don't need heroes any more and don't put up with their rampages.



* HundredPercentHeroismRating: Aversion. No matter how gloriously good your actions in the story have been, if you've still murdered enough people to push your KarmaMeter deep into the red, the villagers will have no inhibitions about telling you just how they feel about their "[[FallenHero hero]]."
** ''Fable'' is an aversion in another way; you can murder a half-dozen people in broad daylight, then buy off your [[KarmaMeter bad karma]] with a tofu binge, so you can keep using the Physical Shield spell, [[GameBreaker which makes you utterly unkillable]] and [[LevelGrinding helps you gain experience at an astonishing rate]].
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: A Demon Door that asks you to perform an evil act in front of him.
** You can eat little, defenseless baby chicks to increase your bad karma, [[YouMonster jerk]].

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* HundredPercentHeroismRating: Aversion.Zig-zagged. No matter how gloriously good your actions in the story have been, if you've still murdered enough people to push your KarmaMeter deep into the red, the villagers will have no inhibitions about telling you just how they feel about their "[[FallenHero hero]]."
** ''Fable'' is an aversion in another way; you
" On the other hand, that bad karma can murder a half-dozen people in broad daylight, then buy be bought off your [[KarmaMeter bad karma]] with good deeds as trivial as going on a tofu binge, so you can keep using the Physical Shield spell, [[GameBreaker which makes you utterly unkillable]] and [[LevelGrinding helps you gain experience at an astonishing rate]].
binge.
* IfYoureSoEvilEatThisKitten: A Demon Door that asks you to perform an evil act in front of him.
**
it. You can eat little, defenseless baby chicks to increase your bad karma, [[YouMonster jerk]].karma.



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The Knothole Glade Chief's eldest son in the good ending of the Ransom quest. Even if you expose his plot to have his younger brother murdered, nothing seems to happen to him.]] Unless, of course, you kill him. [[spoiler:Preferably while he's in the woods surrounded by bandits waiting for you to deliver his younger brother.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The Knothole Glade Chief's eldest son son]] in the good ending of the Ransom quest. Even if you expose his plot to have his younger brother the Chief's youngest son murdered, nothing seems to happen to him.]] him. Unless, of course, you kill him.PayEvilUntoEvil. [[spoiler:Preferably while he's in the woods surrounded by bandits waiting for you to deliver his younger brother.]]



* NightOfTheLivingMooks: These are slow enemies that hit hard and [[ZergRush like to come in numbers]].

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* NightOfTheLivingMooks: These are slow enemies that hit hard and [[ZergRush like to come in numbers]].numbers]], sometimes from a ClownCarGrave.



* NPCRandomEncounterImmunity: Averted -- {{Intrepid Merchant}}s travel the forest roads and are frequently beset by bandits and hostile wildlife. Lampshaded in an EscortMission when two traders argue over why they'd bother risking their lives on the trip instead of opening a shop in town.



* OutlawTown: Twinblade's Camp
* OneManArmy: The Hero of Oakvale, undeniably.

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* OutlawTown: Twinblade's Camp
* OneManArmy: The Hero of Oakvale, undeniably.
Camp is comparable in size to a small town, complete with vendors and hirelings.



* RapidAging: Your character gets a little older every time you level up. This isn't to scale with anyone else, which lead to somewhat disconcerting scenes where you finally meet your long-lost sister who appears to be a young woman while you're a geezer.
** Hell, if you rank yourself enough, you'll look older than [[spoiler:your '' mother'']] when you finally see her!

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* RapidAging: Your character gets a little older every time you level up. This isn't to scale with anyone else, which lead to somewhat disconcerting scenes where you finally meet your long-lost sister who appears to be a young woman while you're a geezer.
** Hell, if
geezer. If you rank yourself enough, you'll look older than [[spoiler:your '' mother'']] ''mother'']] when you finally see her!



* SelfImposedChallenge: The game allows the player to make boasts before quests, where the player gambles money on being able to complete it [[FightInTheNude nude]], unarmed or with some other added challenge.
* ShoutOut: The Kryndon tattoo looks very similar to the ''{{Superman}}'' logo.
--> The Kryndons are an old order of assassins [[SecretIdentity who live normal lives by day]].

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* SelfImposedChallenge: The game allows the player to make boasts before quests, where the player gambles money on being able to complete it [[FightInTheNude nude]], unarmed unarmed, or with some other added challenge.
* ShoutOut: ShoutOut:
**
The Kryndon tattoo looks very similar to the ''{{Superman}}'' logo.
--> ---> '''Description:''' The Kryndons are an old order of assassins [[SecretIdentity who live normal lives by day]].



--> '''Uncle Monty:''' The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts; prostitutes for the bees.
** One of the tombstones in Lychfield Graveyard belongs to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]].
*** Another tombstone reads "[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland No one can hold their breath for ten minutes]]".
* TechnicolorBlade
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Even if you spare him, Twinblade will still try to have you assassinated. ''Multiple times''.]]
** Thunder will treat you like garbage no matter what...[[spoiler:even if you spare his sister. Although his dialogue options after you spare her are slightly less nasty than the ones he has when you kill her]].
** The Archaeologist is a prick to you even after you save him.

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--> ---> '''Uncle Monty:''' The carrot has mystery. Flowers are essentially tarts; prostitutes for the bees.
** One of the tombstones in Lychfield Graveyard belongs to [[Franchise/PiratesOfTheCaribbean Captain Jack Sparrow]].
*** Another tombstone
Sparrow]]; another reads "[[VideoGame/MonkeyIsland No one can hold their breath for ten minutes]]".
* TechnicolorBlade
* UngratefulBastard: [[spoiler:Even if you spare him, Twinblade will still try to have you assassinated. ''Multiple times''.]]
** Thunder will treat you like garbage no matter what...[[spoiler:even if you spare his sister. Although his dialogue options after you spare her are slightly less nasty than
TechnicolorBlade: The unique and powerful Legendary weapons come in green, bronze, and red, besides the ones he has when you kill her]].
** The Archaeologist is a prick to you even after you save him.
normal colours.



* UsedToBeASweetKid: If you do good deeds as a kid then pull a FaceHeelTurn as an adult.
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